Meet Pete Spiers

We find out more about the Archdeacon Designate for Knowsley and Sefton

Revd Canon Pete Spiers is well known to many in our diocese having served as vicar at St Lukes, Crosby for ten years having held a number of roles across our diocese.

Pete is currently Area Dean of Sefton and, among a number of roles, he has served as a diocesan representative on General Synod and sat on the Crown Nominations Commission the national body which selects Diocesan Bishops including the current Archbishop of Canterbury.

Within the local community Pete's been heavily involved in the production of the Crosby Investment strategy that seeks to set out a framework by which Crosby village can be re-developed to become a thriving centre once again.

Pete told us "I am someone who likes to make a difference and this new role is all about growing a bigger church so that we can make a bigger difference. It builds on what I have learnt through my time at St. Luke's when we have sought to do exactly that. It will also be quite a challenge as it will need to bring everyone together to work together and seek God's guidance as to how this can be done.

There is already a lot of great work going on within and through our churches in Sefton and Knowsley when life is very difficult for so many people in the  community and I look forward to getting to know people right across the boroughs, listening to them and seeing how I can support them as they participate in the mission that God is giving them in their local communities.

We have thoroughly enjoyed being at St. Luke's and are immensely grateful for all that the congregation, in particular, have given to us and we will be very sad to leave but confident that God is calling us. However, having lived and worked in the Diocese of Liverpool all my life, I am honoured and thrilled to be joining the Bishop of Liverpool's staff team along with Jennifer and Roger. I look forward to learning more about God and His church and how I can help her to continue to share Christ's love to all sections of our community."

"this new role is all about growing a bigger church so that we can make a bigger difference."

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In Brief

Pete is married to Annie, creative director of In Another Place, who put on large scale events like Narnia at St George's Hall to take Good News outside church walls. They have 4 children, Hannah (24), Callum (22), Lily (19) and Dylan (17). He follows Liverpool Football Club and enjoys real ale and U2.